$122K to be spent on Randolph, Goebel pools

Randolph Pool in the Eastside neighborhood will get a new roof and fencing in the off-season.

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington will spend almost $122,000 in the off-season to make improvements at its two full-size public swimming pools. 

The Randolph Pool complex on Greenup Street in the Eastside neighborhood will get a new roof and new fencing, while Goebel Pool on Dalton Street in the MainStrasse neighborhood will get new fencing.
The plan is to start and finish all three projects before the beginning of the swimming season next spring, Neighborhood Services Director Ken L. Smith told the City Commission at its meeting Nov. 20.
At that meeting, the Commission approved two contracts: 
  • Up to $44,500 to G. Dixon Associates of Taylor Mill for the roof at Randolph. It was the lowest of three bids. 
  • Up to $77,276 to Burcor Fencing of Florence for the new fencing around the two pools. It was the lowest of two bids. 
Both projects will be paid for with federal Community Development Block Grant funds.
Covington Recreation Director Rosie Santos said Randolph’s roof suffers from serious leaks, especially above the men’s restroom.
The new fences will increase safety and security, especially at Randolph, where the City has had problems with trespassers, she said. The move from the current chain link and barbed wire fencing to aluminum (Ultra Aluminum, Defender style) will also improve aesthetics at both locations.
“They will look less like prisons and more like neighborhood pools,” she said.
The pool season annually runs from early June to just before schools re-open in early August.
In 2017, Randolph boasted registered check-ins of 2,642, while Goebel had 3,912. The City also owns the Latonia Water Park & Splash Pad, which had 6,447 check-ins that summer. (Computer woes during the 2018 pool season distorted this year’s numbers.)
Santos said the money represents an important investment in summer recreation for Covington families.
“We recognize the value of these pools to our residents and our neighborhoods, and these improvements will enhance the quality of the 2019 pool season,” she said.
For more information on Covington’s pools, see HERE.

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Goebel Pool in MainStrasse will have a new fence by next pool season.